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Old 01-29-2013, 08:51 PM   #21 (permalink)
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You get so butthurt over everything.

Look at who Jones has beat, look at who Anderson has beat.

So far, Jones' title reign doesn't include a Thales Leites, a Travis Lutter, or a Patrick Cote, all the guys Jones has beat are Champions, legends, and big names.
I also believe that the LHW division became so overhyped. Most of the "big" names came from Pride(Which I believe was overhyped in the first place).

Anderson came in and wrecked Rich Franklin when most people at that time thought Rich was one of the best. All the people that came from Pride(The big names,legends you say) is sporting a losing record or barely .500. Granted the Machida win was amazing.

But I grow tired of the comparisons. Silva completely annihilated the division and made MW look very weak because of the way he destroyed em. Its not because those guys lacked the talent, its because Silva is actually that great of a fighter. To downplay his opponents because of the results is ridiculous at best.

To top it off, Silva went to a higher weight and destroyed some LHW(one being a former champion). Yes Jon Jones is an amazing talent but don't pretend he's faced "caliber" fighters.

Shogun Rua is 5-5 in UFC
Rampage is 7-5 in UFC
Rashad is hardly a legend
Ryan Bader ?????? Really?
Vitor - Middleweight and has a history of losing the big fights. Legend??

I can go on but whats the point?? My point is that you're overrating the LHW division.

To top it off.. Silva tooled Bonner and Vitor(The only opponents they both have faced) like they didn't belong in the same ring as him)
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:37 PM   #22 (permalink)
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I also believe that the LHW division became so overhyped. Most of the "big" names came from Pride(Which I believe was overhyped in the first place).

Anderson came in and wrecked Rich Franklin when most people at that time thought Rich was one of the best. All the people that came from Pride(The big names,legends you say) is sporting a losing record or barely .500. Granted the Machida win was amazing.

But I grow tired of the comparisons. Silva completely annihilated the division and made MW look very weak because of the way he destroyed em. Its not because those guys lacked the talent, its because Silva is actually that great of a fighter. To downplay his opponents because of the results is ridiculous at best.

To top it off, Silva went to a higher weight and destroyed some LHW(one being a former champion). Yes Jon Jones is an amazing talent but don't pretend he's faced "caliber" fighters.

Shogun Rua is 5-5 in UFC
Rampage is 7-5 in UFC
Rashad is hardly a legend
Ryan Bader ?????? Really?
Vitor - Middleweight and has a history of losing the big fights. Legend??

I can go on but whats the point?? My point is that you're overrating the LHW division.

To top it off.. Silva tooled Bonner and Vitor(The only opponents they both have faced) like they didn't belong in the same ring as him)
That is an interesting point as that's the only comparison that can be made between the two.

Vitor got finished in the first with a Sparta kick while the LHW title holder almost got finished himself. Took em four rounds to get the Kimura.

Bonnar fought the LHW title holder to a decision while he got annihilated in the first which was what nobody has been able to do.

Anyways he is talented, but he's got five years to go. Long list of challengers who await em.
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We can't really say how realistic it is until Anderson either loses or retires because he just keeps adding wins that Bones needs to chase.
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I dont see anything wrong with this interview and as everyone knows i really cant stand Jon Jones.

Good for him. He should want to break all the records. And someone so young could certainly do it and set a new record that wont be broken for a really long time.
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Well, unfortunately for Jones Silva started his UFC career at the age of 30, is now the oldest and longest reigning champion, and holds one of the best highlight reels in all of MMA...Honestly, I don't think Jones can do what Silva's done when you really sit down and think about it.

I will admit, Jones holds wins over more renown fighters than Silva does, however, I have always believed LHW to be the most overrated division in the UFC. People considered the division deep because of how close the skill gap was between fighters. I always looked at it the other way around, I considered it weak because no single fighter could manage to hold the belt for an extended period of time until Jones came along. To add icing to the cake, Anderson embarrassed a former champ in Forrest, who beat Shogun and Rampage to earn the belt...Jones comes in and kicks everyone's ass, making everyone in the LHW division look like the guys in the MW division, only difference is that in the LHW division the belt was passed around from fighter to fighter giving the illusion that every fighter Jones has fought is super talented; they were just in a division where no one was good enough to retain the belt lol

Jones fought for the title when he was 13-1, and beat Shogun who was 19-4 at the time; Silva fought for the title when he was 19-4 and beat Rich Franklin who was 22-1. Jones was 6-1 in the ufc when he fought for the title, Shogun was 3-2 in the ufc when he fought Jones. Anderson was 1-0 in the ufc when he fought for the title, Rich was 5-0 in the ufc...you guys see where I'm going with this? Looking at the numbers it becomes pretty obvious who was more of a threat to the other. That's without taking into account it was 30 year old Anderson vs 31 year old Rich, whereas we had 23 year old Jones vs 29 year old Shogun then. The belt, and the division was practically handed to Jones on a silver platter and he is just reaping the benefits of a division whose lack of talent provided the highest entertainment value for the MMA audience giving Jones the illusion of being better than he truly is.

If you ask me I don't think Shogun, Bader, or Rampage would stand a chance against Silva. Machida and Rashad would pose a threat, but no more a threat in my mind than they posed to Jones. Bonnar & Vitor vs Silva = both finished in 1 round. Bonnar & Vitor vs Jones = Decision & 4th round sub. Now Jones will be fighting Chael Sonnen, we'll see how that turns out, but I have a feeling he will not outdo Silvas performance against Sonnen in either of their fights.

For some reason I see Silva and Jones going at it in the future, and I pray Silva wipes the floor with him.
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